Take a glance at 2011-2012 season
posted at 3/26/2011 2:32 AM EDT
They got like 49 mil tied up for next year
ufa - Ryder - gone!
ufa - Recchi, oh what the heck sign him again for 1.9 again
rfa - Marchand - he should come cheap I think, like 1-2 mil somewhere there (??)
ufa - kaberle I figure about 4 for him.
assuming savard is finished.
so about 54 mil.
Caron Spooner might make the lineup, they will be cheap. Knight I think an outside shot.
We have about 5 mil to play with. We could get Wheeler back! Stanley will be thrilled! Or bring back Samsonov or Sturm. I just don't see how they won't improve with Ryder gone and his cap hit put to better use.
Flyers - got 58 mil spent for next year, 5 ufa and 4 rfa - they will have to unload some guys.
Pens - got 48 spent for next year, 9 ufa, 1 rfa.
Lightning - 40 mil, 9 ufa, 4 rfa (Stamkos)
Caps 44 spent, 9 ufa, 2 rfa.
Out west, Nucks 48 spent 9 ufa, 3 rfa, 1 arb
Wings 48 spent 9 ufa (Lidstrom)
So my summary, the Bruins will have much of the same lineup, and the replacements will be better. They can improve on Ryder and Tyler should come along nicely next season. No cap problem that I can see in the least, everyonw will fit.
Everyone else I'm looking at - of the good teams - will have to dump some players. Lots of bad teams have money, but there aren't that many good players around ufa - hopefully we can get one. Them guys need like 5.